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Occasionally you will receive a message that indicates something about the current level.

Monster messagesEdit

  • "You feel excited." - a vault on the level
  • "You feel truly excited." - a greater vault
  • "You sense a certain tension." - a room full of monsters
  • "You sense the death of an innocent being." - the cute dog has just been killed
  • "You feel a surge of power." - an artifact, guarded by a named monster
  • "You hear a distant wind." - a vortex
  • "You hear a distant "Hurumph!"" - Dorn Beast
  • "*THUMB*" - titan or greater moloch
  • "You hear a horrible unearthly wail in the distance!" - Banshee
  • "You see a small hole in the ground." - a hive
  • "Something is moving in the hole beneath your feet." - a hive creature is trying to emerge while the PC is standing on the hive
  • "You nearly fall into a small hole in the ground." - a hive in the dark
  • "You see a crumpled hole in the ground." - an empty hive
  • "The floor is very rough here." - an empty hive in the dark
  • "You hear clicking sounds." - ants
  • "You hear buzzing sounds." - bees
  • "You hear an evil hissing and something large crawling about the ground." - ant queen
  • "You hear a vile buzzing sound!" - queen bee
  • "The whole dungeon level seems to be shaking." - This, in general, indicates that a hive creature tried to emerge from a hive and was not successful. It will be followed by messages that indicate the reason, for instance: "The center of the earthquake seems to be directly beneath your feet!", which means the PC is standing on the hive. There are other messages that need to be compiled regarding other monsters standing on the hive, etc.
  • "You hear a slurping sound." - a spider spun a web
  • "You hear a ripping sound." - a web was torn apart
  • "You hear a burping sound." - a breeder just created a new monster
  • "You hear a popping sound." - a monster just duplicated
  • "You hear a grinding sound." - something just dug through stone
  • "You sense imminent danger..." - chance of out-of-depth danger generation
    • "... but the feeling passes." - but it didn't happen
      • "Only to be replaced by the feeling of an even greater blood-chilling danger!" - however, a boss monster was generated instead
  • "You sense an imminent and blood-chilling threat..." - boss monster generated.
  • "You sense a rupture in the spiritual aura of this place." - a (greater) moloch smashed an altar
  • "You feel the presence of a friend." - a companion was generated out of LOS - in a dark room, for example
  • "Someone shouts: "*Yippiyaiyay!*"" - Tywat Pare has found a bandit
  • You sense the forces of nether approaching! - Presence of a vile spirit

Dungeon feature messagesEdit

  • "You hear the wind howling." - a forge
  • "A lot of stuff seems to be standing around here." - the PC is standing at a forge's location in the dark
  • "You sense a pious aura." - an altar
  • "You stumble against some stone block." - the PC is standing on an altar in the dark
  • "You hear someone counting money." - shop
  • "You hear arcane mumbling." - shop being restocked
  • "You hear someone cursing shoplifters." - shop
  • "You hear the chime of a tiny bell." - shop
    • "You hear a deep sigh." - follows preceding message if shopkeeper has run out of money
  • "You feel observed." - shop - an invisible PC has been detected by a shopkeeper who is out of LOS
  • "You hear splashing sounds." - a pool (note similarity to acid trap below)
  • "Your feet suddenly feel wet." - a pool in the dark or while blind
  • "You hear the sound of rushing water!" - a river (note similarity to water trap below)
  • "You hear the sound of falling coins." - royal vault
  • "You hear the steps of the royal guard." - royal vault
  • "You suddenly feel the urge to get very rich really soon!" - royal vault (while wearing an amulet of greed)
  • "Something shifts beneath your feet!" - The PC entered the top level of the Pyramid while blind or while the stairway is covered in darkness
  • "You sense something of historical significance" - magical statue

Trap messagesEdit

  • "You hear a splashing sound." - an acid trap was triggered
  • "You hear the sound of rushing water." - a water trap was triggered
  • "You hear a strange "ZAP!"" - a light trap (also possibly a flash/stun door trap) was triggered
  • "You hear a pained -foo sound- in the distance." - a weapon trap was triggered
  • "You suddenly sense taint in your vicinity." - a corruption trap was triggered
  • "You sense a soul in agony." - a corruption trap was triggered
  • "You hear the sound of toppling stones." - a stone block trap was triggered
  • "You hear a thundering explosion." - a fireball trap was triggered
  • "The -foo- seems to move very carefully." - a monster (or companion) encountered a trap
  • "You shudder." - a trap-filled room is somewhere on the level

Unique level messagesEdit

  • "You feel watched. You shiver. You shiver really bad!" - The Gremlin Cave
  • "The air of this level is filled with a strange smell." - the si level
  • "You hear someone chuckling evilly." - the underground level of the Dwarven Graveyard
  • "You smell the reek of sulphur, steel and oil." - Darkforge
  • "The air suddenly is filled with the stench of death. The stone is colored in strange gray shades and everything seems to be decaying, rotting and dying slowly." - The CoC graveyard
  • "This dungeon is very dusty." - The second level of the Assassins' Guild
  • "Water drips constantly from the ceiling..." - the Water Temple level
  • "This whole level seems to be filled with emotions of terror, sorrow, pain and death..." - the Banshee's level
  • "Stormy winds howl through these tunnels." - the Air Temple level
  • "This level is intensely hot! The rocks are glowing..." - the Fire Temple level
  • "You sense an intense tension." - the battle bunny level
  • "This level seems somehow removed from the rest of the world." - The Cat Lord level
  • "The walls seem to be closing in..." - the Earth Temple level
  • "This part of infinity seems to be special in a very eerie way. You wonder whether you would be able to find it ever again..." - The SIL
  • "The walls and floor of this level are filled with the marks of huge reptiles... hundreds of such marks." - the final level of the blue dragon caves
  • "You feel touched by the forces of chaos..." - the lair of the Emperor Moloch
  • "Some strange energy fills the air causing your skin to itch." - the Mana Temple level
  • "This level is covered with a very slippery layer of ice." - D:49
  • "This level is very strange... the walls are hard to see, everything seems to blur and you feel slightly dizzy." - D:50
  • "You sense death looming... your sixth sense tells you to leave quickly!" - entering antediluvian dungeon

Other messagesEdit

  • "You hear a sliding sound." - the PC kicked an object on the floor in the dark
  • "Oh my, I'm so lonely and need some company." - random, any NPC can say this, small lawful boost if the PC agrees to spend time with the NPC
  • "You feel a great wave of relief rushing through these tunnels." - Jharod has healed Yrrigs while both are out of LOS
  • "Jharod, the healer, suddenly seems to touch someone in a soothing way. You feel a great wave of relief rushing towards you." - Jharod, in LOS, has healed Yrrigs, out of LOS
  • "You suddenly feel ancient magical energies manifest in your vicinity." - the PC has just achieved experience level 13; the papyrus scroll has been generated, which is an invitation to enter the Pyramid.
  • "You suddenly feel ancient magical energies manifest at your feet." - same as above, but the papyrus scroll was generated on the dungeon square where the PC is standing
  • "Your equipment suddenly seems to weigh less." - an item has disappeared from the PC's pack, most likely a food item susceptible to rotting - this includes corpses, apples and pieces of raw meat
  • "Your -foo- starts to rot!" - a food item in the PC's pack has started to rot (which means it has changed from uncursed to cursed status)
  • "Your -foo- rots away!" - a (cursed) food item in the PC's pack has rotted away; the difference between this message and "Your equipment suddenly seems to weigh less." may be Perception-dependent or may involve other factors
  • "You feel a change of mind in a being close to you." - A pet has become hostile
  • "You feel like scum." OR "You feel like a traitor." - The PC sacrificed a pet
  • "Your mood darkens." - PC has lost blessed status
  • "For a moment you feel dizzy." - A monster tried to teleport to the PC's location
  • "You hear a thudding sound." - A thrown rock landed without being destroyed OR a wounded monster died after running out of the PC's line of sight
  • "You feel a horrible loss." - the cute dog transformed into a writhing mass of primal chaos
  • "You smash the stones to pieces. Some stuff buried in the rock in uncovered!" - the PC dug through stone, uncovering an item dropped by a monster that was killed while in the wall
  • "The altar is smashed by the greater moloch! An energy bolt strikes down on the greater moloch! The greater moloch shrugs it off and laughs with malicious glee!" - pretty self-explanatory
  • "*SORRY, MISSED*" - the above happens, but the PC is doomed; the god strikes at the PC by mistake
  • "You hit something and notice a thudding sound." - the PC killed an invisible monster with a missile
  • "Drops of blood appear on the ground." - an invisible monster is bleeding